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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/01/2021.

Senior Catering Supervisor

Job Reference: 265-2874530

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Barratt Kitchen
Northampton General Hospital, Northampton
£21,892 - £24,157 Pro rata

At Northampton General Hospital we provide general acute services and hyper-acute stroke, vascular and renal services to people living in Northamptonshire. As well as this we are an accredited cancer centre and provide cancer services to a wider population of Northamptonshire and parts of Buckinghamshire.

We are proud to be the first hospital in the UK to have obtained Pathway to Excellence® designated accreditation from the American nurses credentialing centre (ANCC).

We celebrate staff achievements and value the importance of working as one big team. That’s why we talk about TeamNGH. It’s all about working together to provide the best possible care for our patients and supporting each other to grow and develop our skills. We are driven to helping you to be the best you can be.

Apply today and join the largest family in Northamptonshire.

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Catering Supervisor to assist with overseeing the catering team, including ward hosts, retail areas and meal assembly at Northampton General Hospital along with associated duties to include menu analysis, catering porters & central wash up services in addition to providing a missed meal service and internal functions/hospitality provisions within the main Hospital building.

Any successful candidate must have experience in working in previous food environment and ideally have held a previous position of team/shift leader or above for a minimum period of 2 years . Communication skills are a must as the post holder will have to demonstrate great leadership skills within the team and also with other departments within catering and clinical colleagues at ward level. Basic food hygiene is a minimum requirement with level 3 being preferred along with qualifications in kitchen management/supervision, although further advanced training may be provided.

Knowledge of COSHH & HACCP systems would also be required for this post along with proven stock management skills & working within a strict pay/non-pay budget.

Knowledge of staff annual appraisals and training would be desired but not essential as training and support would be given

The successful candidate would report directly to the deputy catering services manager & catering services manager and would be joining a well-established team.

Drive, ambition, pride, organisation skills and the ability to react to the ever changing needs of our clientele is essential with problem solving being a key skill required for this post. On occasions the post holder would be required to conduct tours of the department and organise events such as food tasting sessions and training for non-catering staff.

This post is a job share opportunity at 20 hours per week, flexible working hours and the ability to work up to five days from seven is essential as holiday and sickness cover would be required

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameIan HowsonJob titleCatering Services ManagerEmail addressian.howson@ngh.nhs.ukTelephone number01604545683


To deliver best possible care for our patients:

  • We put patient safety above all else

  • We aspire to excellence

  • We reflect, we learn, we improve

  • We respect and support each other


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Due to the high number of applications received we are unable to respond to each application individually. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you have been unsuccessful in this application.

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Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust recognises that staff of differing backgrounds and life experiences enrich our workforce and bring different skills and knowledge. We therefore encourage and welcome applications for our vacancies from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


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